AAA Plus covers 100 miles of vehicle towing per call, emergency fuel delivery, and up to $100 for vehicle lockout services. Additionally, a AAA Plus Membership can include travel interruption reimbursement, lost baggage coverage, and DMV services.
AAA states that their Plus Membership is their most popular membership plan. AAA Plus costs between $38 and $171 per year, depending on the region.
What AAA Plus Covers
100 miles of standard-vehicle towing (up to 4 times per year)
Emergency fuel delivery
Up to $100 in locksmith services per year
Savings on AAA-branded car batteries (installation included)
Discounts at AAA-approved auto repair shops
Select DMV and notary services in AAA branches (i.e. vehicle registration, tag, and title services without waiting at the DMV)
Optional coverage for motorcycles and RVs, depending on your state
Lost baggage coverage. Up to $250 reimbursement for baggage lost during the rental period.
Hertz Gold Plus Rewards membership. Membership benefits include getting to skip the counter for pick up and drop off, picking your own car, and earning points toward free rentals.
Trip interruption reimbursement. If your vehicle becomes disabled on a covered trip, AAA would reimburse you for things like rental car costs or hotel fees.
Typically, a roadside assistance membership is a good idea if you have an older car, you commute to work, or you generally drive long distances.
The difference between AAA Basic and AAA Plus is that the Basic plan has lower coverage limits for towing, lockout reimbursement, trip interruption protection and fuel delivery than the Plus plan. The Basic plan is cheaper than the Plus plan, too. AAA Basic, also known as AAA Classic, costs about $38+ per year, while AAA Plus costs about $62+ per year, depending on the state.… read full answer
AAA Basic vs. AAA Plus
AAA Basic (Classic)
3-5 miles per tow, up to 4 tows per year
100 miles/tow for 3 tows, 200 miles for 1 tow per year
Lockout Service Reimbursement
Yes, member must pay for fuel
Yes, free fuel is included
Trip Interruption Coverage
After enrolling in AAA Basic or Plus, members can receive other perks like discounts at certain restaurants and stores, roadside assistance for any car they’re in, and even identity theft monitoring. AAA also offers a third membership tier called Premier, which includes more benefits and higher levels of coverage than AAA Basic and Plus for about $88+ per year, though the exact cost varies by state.
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